Monthly Archives: November 2016

One Afternoon, One Siding Piece

My brother couldn’t finish the siding on the lower house because we ran out of siding. So we tried to order more, just the unpainted stucco version, but it ended up being backordered so it didn’t arrive until this week. … Continue reading

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The Great Unwind

For a couple of years we have been using my family’s 60’s silver Christmas tree. It is definitely a classic and with a new rotating light, fascinated the grandkids. But this year I thought I would like to try one of … Continue reading

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Family Affair Soffit

Both my brother and my sister helped install the soffit for the ventilation ductwork. We finished two ten foot sections. John recommended building it with the metal studs and he showed me how to use them. Jean was very helpful … Continue reading

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Back to the Siding

My brother generously offered to visit and help with the house construction. It is sort of a vacation for him and he likes house building projects almost as much as I do. He is much more of a perfectionist though, … Continue reading

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Rough Plumbing Inspection #2

Failed again! I was disappointed to find that there were several errors in the plumbing that I have been working so hard to get to the inspection stage. I broke a couple of rules, one that I knew about and … Continue reading

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Don’t Think Twice

The plumbing for the garage sink originally went through the garage wall and ran to the sink on the garage side. I was advised to bring that plumbing into the house to protect it from freezing and to install freeze … Continue reading

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The master bath shower drain is just a regular clamp drain. But my brother was really happy with the Schluter shower system when he installed it so I bought the sloped foam underlayment for the showers. In the master I … Continue reading

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